* Session topics and speakers are subject to change.
The third and final day of Wordcamp Phoenix has been designed with two goals in mind: To help you relax and assimilate all of the knowledge you’ve gained over the previous 2 days of content, and to provide a space for you to collaborate with other like minds in a largely unstructured format known as an “unconference.”
|WordPress for KidsLocation: Gangplank ( view map )
Get them started young and they will love it forever!” This is true of many activities and definitely holds true for websites and blogging. Does your little blogger need some help to get to that next level? Would you like to introduce your child to the world of computers, website development and blogs? Phoenix WordCamp is here to help with our 2nd Annual WordCamp for kids.
This event is ideal for children who are able to use a computer keyboard to type. WordCamp for kids will help newbies get started with their very first WordPress blog. We can also accommodate those who already have a blog but want to take it to the next level. Sign up today! Space is limited and this session will sell out. Each attendee should bring either a laptop or an iPad for use during the session. Parents are invited to stay and help their children during the session.
Location: Gangplank ( view map )
Location: Gangplank ( view map )
An “Unconference” means you, the conference attendees, get to decide what’s talked about. To participate in the unconference, simply use the link below to vote on your favorite idea below or submit your own topic.
On event day, the 8 topics with the most energy behind them will be assigned to one of Gangplank’s collaboration rooms, which are designed to accomodate 10-20 people each. Each room has a large whiteboard, desk and seats, and you will be free to discuss your topic or project there for as long as you wish.
Bootstrapping your venture
Playing Nice With Others – Integrating WP with Other APIs
Mark has a blog; and Facebook; and Twitter. He spends hours polishing stellar content on his site, only to find the best content discussions in his Twitter stream and on his Facebook wall instead of his site.
Brooke gets a last minute request from a business client. They want a job application form to auto-populate their separate customer relationship management system.
WordPress is built to pull data from external services, to push data out to third-party systems, and to extend pluggable API gateways to other applications. If you’ve ever installed a Twitter widget, managed your comments from the iPhone/Android app, or just installed JetPack, then you’ve used all of these features.
I’ll show you not just how they work, but how you can use them on your own site.
Implementing WordPress Constants
You’ve probably used WordPress Constants before and may not even know it, if you’ve ever had to edit your wp-config.php file to Upgrade to WordPress Multisite or use a Domain Mapping plugin then you’ve gotten your feet wet with constants. We will go over the best way to use constants to Optimize your WordPress Installation as well as help you determine when it’s good to use a Constant or when you should just let a plugin handle what you’re trying to do. We will also cover some of the most useful constants to implement on your site.
Custom Post Types: Now What?
By now a lot of us have heard about or used the amazing custom post type functionality within WordPress. But, after the code has settled from registering your very own custom post type, what do you do next? This session will focus on some of the intermediate to advanced practices and abilities to leverage custom post types to the max. You can literally build anything you can imagine with custom post type support through WordPress, and hopefully with some of the knowledge from this session, you will be armed with the tools to let your imagination and creativity run wild. So what are the topics in store?
- Adding custom taxonomies to your post type
It will be a lot to cover in a thirty minute session so be ready! We will briefly go show and go over code examples during the slide presentation, however in an effort to conserve time during the keynote, we will be focusing on best practices and examples. There will be one-on-one availability, and supporting reference material after the session which will go more in depth into the code behind all this madness.
How to create a backend your clients will actually use.
Sales Hacks For Developers
Why good salesmanship, just like good code, makes logical sense when it’s explained the right way.
Our world is full of paradoxes. One paradox is that most developers or “techies” have a much better understanding of true salesmanship than most salesman do! But, like those newfangled trees getting in the way of what would otherwise be a great view of the forest, it’s nearly impossible for us to see how good we can be at something, on our own. So when you join us for this half-hour sales hack, where you’ll learn the 7 Reasons Why Developers Are Naturally Better At Selling Than They Think, you’ll walk away with a whole new outlook on how we can sell without being “salesmen,” and a few simple things you can do to easily drive more sales from higher quality clients… without feeling like you have to take a shower after closing the deal!
Developer tools that make money!
Development practices and debugging techniques that WILL make you more efficient.